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Angel di Maria stars as Man United crush QPR

Tom Williams 3:36am Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kickstarted their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League.

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Erik Paartalu signs with Melbourne City

Erik Paartalu in action for Roar.

10:57am Melbourne City has strengthened its midfield for the upcoming season with the signing of Erik Paartalu.

Tuggeranong United takes professional approach to match against the Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong
players, some who are tradies, from left, Ethan Munster, Cameron
Doherty, Chris Ruiz, Tim Stewart and Zac Munster will play the might of Melbourne Victory.

CHRIS DUTTON 12:19am Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.

Ante Covic urges Western Sydney Wanderers to go one better in Asia

SEBASTIAN HASSETT 6:49pm For all the feel-good stories about the Western Sydney Wanderers, goalkeeper Ante Covic acknowledges the club needs something to show for it, starting with the biggest prize in Asian football.

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini slams referee

12:48pm Manuel Pellegrini accuses referee Mark Clattenburg of costing his side victory following a 2-2 draw away to Arsenal.

It's not normal: Mourinho hails Costa's exploits

Diego Costa.

Clare Lovell Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge pitch to exultant cheers after a hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday highlighted a breathless start to a Chelsea career for a team that has been designed around him.

Juventus and Roma maintain winning starts

Carlos Tevez helped Juventus seal a win over Udinese.

Goals from Carlos Tevez and Claudio Marchisio gave champions Juventus their second straight win of the Serie A season with a 2-0 victory over Udinese on Saturday.

Franck Ribery scores on return as Bayern go top

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery celebrates after he scored against VfB Stuttgart.

Mark Rodden Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery scored in his first game this season as the champions moved joint top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Shinji Kagawa also enjoyed a goalscoring return as Borussia Dortmund saw off Freiburg.

Atletico beats Real in Madrid derby, Neymar lifts Barcelona

Arda Turan (C) celebrates the winning goal for Atletico Madrid with teammates Tiago (L) and Raul Garcia.

Iain Rogers Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while substitute Neymar struck twice in Barcelona's 2-0 win against visiting Athletic Bilbao.

Diego Costa grabs hat-trick for Chelsea, City draw at Arsenal

Hat-trick: Chelsea striker Diego Costa continued his goal-scoring spree.

Toby Davis Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Swansea City on Saturday while champions Manchester City were staring up the table after snatching a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.

Manchester City holds Arsenal to 2-2 draw

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores his team's second goal against Manchester City on Saturday.

Martin Demichelis scores an 83rd-minute equaliser as champions Manchester City hold Arsenal to a 2-2 draw.

Tuggeranong United players Zac and Ethan Munster will 'pull their fingers out' to honour dad

zac munster

CHRIS DUTTON Before he died suddenly three weeks ago, Mick Munster would have told his two sons to pick up their bottom lips, pull their fingers out and prepare for the biggest game of their lives.

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers to protect Raheem Sterling from burnout

Raheem Sterling is now being seen as the player to carry England into the next European Championships

Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers says he will protect Raheem Sterling from burnout to ensure his career is not curtailed in the manner of Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

The complex world of Joey Barton

No shrinking violet: Joey Barton.

HENRY WINTER The QPR midfielder explains how jail, philosophy and his son's birth have altered his outlook on soccer and life.

Manchester United can overcome bad start, says Louis van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal claims he can mould Manchester United's newly assembled stars into title winners this season after insisting it would be "easy" to select his best XI from a squad of expensive signings.

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Arsenal can cope with early starts, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Jeremy Wilson 6-3, 5-1, 6-0. They are a series of scores which have more in common with the culmination of a routine Roger Federer first rounder at Wimbledon than the Premier League. Yet these are Arsenal's results last season against the country's top three clubs (Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea) in matches that kicked off at 12.45pm.

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10 years of the A-League, and - profits aside - they're having a ball

Dwight Yorke and Sydney FC celebrate the inaugural championship.

DOMINIC BOSSI Supporting Australian domestic football is no longer a dirty little secret. Wearing your local football team's jersey around town is no longer seen as a bold statement, rather part of a growing trend. It has been 10 years since the A-League was declared and as the club game approaches its first decade of full-time professionalism, the move into the mainstream of the Australian sporting consciousness has changed the way game is perceived.

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Sydney Olympic relishing an unlikely return to spotlight

Sydney Olympic shirt

SEBASTIAN HASSETT A whole decade might have passed since Sydney Olympic played at the elite level of Australian football but don’t think the two-time national champions remain sated by past glories.

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World Cup spots on the line in W-League

Angela Habashy Competition will be fierce in the W-League this season with World Cup spots on the line ahead of next year's showpiece in Canada.

Danny Welbeck not up to Manchester United's standards, says Louis van Gaal

Midweek brace: Danny Welbeck scored twice for England against Switzerland in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

Jeremy Wilson and Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal has defended his decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal by claiming the England forward failed to take the chance to save his Manchester United career.

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Hooligans strip footballer Elias Di Biasi during match

Hooligans remove the shirt of Deportivo Italiano midfielder Elias Di Biasi.

A footballer has been assaulted by hooligans and stripped of his shirt and shorts during a match in Argentina.

Red Devils to tighten belts

Manchester United have told Louis van Gaal they expect a top-three Premier League finish this season after forecasting an unprecedented 10 per cent fall in revenues following their failure to qualify for Europe under David Moyes.

Big AL test awaits Berisha replacement

Laine Clark Brisbane Roar import Mensur Kurtishi will get a full 90 minute hit-out as part of a unique pre-season doubleheader on Friday night.

Socceroos to face Japan in November

The Socceroos will have one final hit-out before next year's Asian Cup when they face Japan in Osaka on November 18.

Socceroos to warm up for Asian Cup with Japanese test

Socceroo talisman: Tim Cahill.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT The Socceroos will round off their preparations for January's Asian Cup with a friendly on November 18 against arch-rivals Japan, the same team many are expecting they'll face in the final of the tournament itself.

Melbourne Victory signs versatile Macedonian full-back Daniel Georgievski

Daniel Georgievski will bolster a youthful Melbourne Victory defence.

LIAM MANNIX Melbourne Victory signs versatile Macedonian international full-back Daniel Georgievski.

Melbourne Victory sign defender Georgievski

Melbourne Victory has a new addition to its ranks.

Melbourne Victory have signed Australian-born Macdeonian international Daniel Georgievski on a one-year A-League deal.

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Canberra United goalie Chantel Jones ready to earn her keep

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LEE GASKIN Canberra United goalkeeper Chantel Jones faces the big ask of taking over from Matildas shot-stopper Lydia Williams.

Canberra United all smiles as it aims to take out the W-League championship

Canberra United players Holly Houston, left, hams it up next to Lori Lindsey, 2nd from left, during the Canberra United season launch at the University of Canberra.

LEE GASKIN Canberra United aiming to make up for the disappointment of last season and win the W-League championship.

Ryan Giggs says Manchester United still have faith in youth

Louis van Gaal (R) with Manchester United's newly-signed Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria.

Ryan Giggs has moved to reassure Manchester United fans that the club's commitment to youth development remains intact.

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New signings can fire Manchester United back to Europe, says Paul Scholes

Angel Di Maria

Manchester United's transfer window spending spree can help restore their attacking flair and spark a renewed challenge for a Champions League spot, according to their former England player Paul Scholes.

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Manchester United announces record annual revenue

Profitable: Manchester United.

Despite their on-pitch travails last season, Manchester United on Wednesday announced a 19 percent rise in annual revenue to a record £433.2 million ($A790.73 million).

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Suarez could make Barcelona La Liga debut at 'Clasico' in Madrid

Big game player: Luis Suarez.

Barcelona's Uruguay forward Luis Suarez can make his debut in the La Liga 'Clasico' at Real Madrid on Oct. 25, the day after a FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup ends, the club said on Wednesday.

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Tottenham Hotspur unlikely to move into new stadium by 2017-18

Expansion plans on hold: Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur are "highly unlikely" to move into a new stadium for the start of the 2017-18 season because of a High Court challenge, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

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Up to 80 countries a year hit by football match-fixing: Interpol

Football

Mike Collett Between 60 and 80 countries have reported allegations of match-fixing for each of the last three years, the head of the Interpol-FIFA initiative set up to fight the crime said on Wednesday.

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Unhappy Central Coast Mariners to relent on Michael McGlinchey move to Phoenix

On the move to Wellington ... Michael McGlinchey in action for the Mariners.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT The most protracted tug-of-war of the A-League off-season is set to come to an end with the Central Coast Mariners reluctantly conceding in their fight to keep want-away star Michael McGlinchey.

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FFA Cup to have six officials from round of 16

Infamous: Manchester United's Roy Carroll drops the ball into his goal in 2005, but it was ruled no goal.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT Football Federation Australia has announced it will introduce two extra officials for the remainder of the FFA Cup, a trial that could see the system ultimately implemented into the A-League.

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Western Sydney Wanderers will have to move from Parramatta if they make ACL final

Parra power ... Tomi Juric in action during the Western Sydney Wanderers versus Guangzhou Evergrande match at Pirtek Stadium

Angela Habashy Western Sydney are likely to be kicked out of their home of Parramatta Stadium and moved to a bigger venue if they progress to the Asian Champions League final.

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Parramatta to be ruled out for ACL final

Angela Habashy Parramatta Stadium is likely to be ruled out as a venue should the Wanderers advance to the Asian Champions League final.

Queens Park Rangers given financial fair play warning

QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring a goal against Sunderland.

English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers have been told they risk being refused entry back into the second-tier English Championship if they refuse to pay an anticipated fine for breaching financial fair play rules.



Highlights

Premier League splashes the cash

With the European summer transfer window now firmly shut, here's a look at the biggest names - and the biggest spenders of the Premier League.

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2014 Home and Away

Round 1
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CCM 1 vs WST 1 Report Stats
VIC 0 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 2
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ADE 2 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
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MEC 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
BRI 4 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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NEW 0 vs PER 0 Report Stats
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Round 3
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VIC 1 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
Sat, 26 OctTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 4
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WST 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
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PER 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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BRI 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
Mon, 04 NovTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 08 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
ADE 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 10 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 15 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 1 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
WST 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sun, 17 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW 2 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Thu, 19 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
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Round 7
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BRI 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
VIC 3 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
Sun, 24 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW 3 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 29 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs PER 0 Report Stats
SYD 2 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
Sun, 01 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs WST 0 Report Stats
MEC 3 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 06 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
PER 4 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
Sat, 07 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 1 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
CCM 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
Sun, 08 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 13 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 2 vs PER 0 Report Stats
Sat, 14 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
ADE 4 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
NEW 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 15 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 11
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BRI 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
Sat, 21 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
Sun, 22 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
PER 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
Mon, 23 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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Round 12
Thu, 26 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs BRI 5 Report Stats
Fri, 27 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Sat, 28 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 29 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs NEW 0 Stats
Tue, 31 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 2 vs PER 1 Stats
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Round 13
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WST 1 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
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ADE 2 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 04 JanTimes shown AEDT
NEW 0 vs PER 1 Report Stats
VIC 0 vs BRI 3 Report Stats
Sun, 05 JanTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 14
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NEW 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
PER 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 11 JanTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs ADE 2 Report Stats
WST 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
Sun, 12 JanTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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Round 15
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MEC 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 0 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
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WEL 5 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
Sun, 19 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs WST 0 Report Stats
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Round 16
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BRI 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
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ADE 2 vs MEC 2 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
Sun, 26 JanTimes shown AEDT
VIC 0 vs SYD 5 Report Stats
WST 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 17
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MEC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
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WEL 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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Round 18
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WST 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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CCM 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
Sun, 09 FebTimes shown AEDT
MEC 2 vs PER 1 Report Report Stats
NEW 2 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
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Round 19
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VIC 3 vs WST 1 Stats
Fri, 14 FebTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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SYD 2 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs MEC 5 Stats
BRI 0 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
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Round 20
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CCM 1 vs WEL 4 Report Stats
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NEW 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
VIC 4 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
PER 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
Sun, 23 FebTimes shown AEDT
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Round 21
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ADE 5 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Fri, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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CCM 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
MEC 4 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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WST 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 22
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BRI 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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NEW 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 23
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SYD 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
WST 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
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Round 24
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ADE 3 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW 5 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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WST 3 vs PER 0 Report Stats
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Round 25
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BRI 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
CCM 2 vs WST 1 Report Stats
VIC 1 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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Round 26
Thu, 30 JanTimes shown AEDT
SYD 4 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
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ADE 2 vs MEC 2 Report Stats
PER 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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NEW 2 vs VIC 2 Report Report Stats
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Round 27
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NEW 2 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs VIC 4 Report Stats
MEC 2 vs WST 3 Report Stats
BRI 0 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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SYD 2 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 28
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
VIC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
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Round 29
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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Round 30
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Hyundai A - 2013-14 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W D L +/- Pts
Brisbane Roar FC 27 16 4 7 18 52
Western Sydney FC 27 11 9 7 5 42
Central Coast Mariners FC 27 12 6 9 -3 42
Melbourne Victory FC 27 11 8 8 -1 41
Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 2 39
Adelaide United FC 27 10 8 9 9 38
Newcastle Jets FC 27 10 6 11 0 36
Perth Glory FC 27 7 7 13 -9 28
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